Each of these three major league players are both owners and coaches committed to furthering baseball, by involving themselves in the education of coaches and kids by being on the field and providing one-on-one instruction throughout all the clinics and camps. With the low player-to-coach ratio of each camp, the professionals can pass onto the participants their experiences learned in their years of playing in the major league.
We also employ minor league players and coaches to increase the one-on-one contact each of the players receives in his or her chosen position.
We also work with Jeff Satzinger formerly of the MN Twins minor league, Tony Ruemmele the Eden Prairie assistant Varsity Baseball (Pitching)Coach and Nate Dammann the current Minnesota Twins Bull Pen Catcher.
Defense has always been considered Leius’s strongest asset as a player, but even close observers of the Twins might be surprised to learn that he ranked third among AL third basemen in fielding percentage (.969) and committed just 8 errors in the 1994 season.
Leius finished second in the Gold Glove to Wade Boggs of the Yankees in 1994. He was always great athlete with a great work ethic. He still takes pride in being disciplined, prepared and playing hard. Scott won the AA batting title in Orlando in 1989. Was known as a line drive hitter who put his team before stats.
Leius also showed offensive ability. He won the Class AA Southern League batting championship at Orlando in 1989, and he hit .286 – plus that World Series homer – as a Major League rookie in ’91.
Scott’s career ended in Cleveland on the field with a shoulder injury. He then was asked to work with the Kansas City Royals as their batting coach during the 2000 season. This allowed him to pursue his love of coaching and the game by being the KC Royals hitting and infield instructor for the Royals AAA affiliate.
Larkin surpassed all of Lou Gehrig’s school batting records as a switch-hitting third baseman at Columbia University, and never hit below .302 in the minors. Gene was a line-drive hitter who split his time between DH, first base, and right field. Larkin was hit by 15 pitches in 1988 to lead the AL.
Gene was drafted in the 20th round by the MN Twins in 1984 and spent 3 years in the minors, reaching the big leagues in 1987.
Gene played 7 years with the MN Twins and was a member of both the 1987 and 1991 World Series Champion Teams. Gene’s most memorable moment was driving in the game winning run in the 10th inning of game 7 in the 1991 World Series. He was recently named was of the Minnesota Twins 50 Greatest Players.
Gene has been living and coaching in Eden Prairie, MN since he retired from the Twins in 1994. He currently coaches his son’s little league team and can be often be heard on local sports shows during the baseball season.
Tim Laudner grew up right here in Brooklyn Center playing Little League and Babe Ruth during his younger days. In 1977 he attended the University of Missouri – 3 time All Big 8
1978 – Honorable Mention All American
1979 – Minnesota Twins 3rd Round Amateur Draft Selection
1982 – MN Twins All Rookie Team
1988 – Major League All Stars vs. Japan All Stars
1989 – Retired from Major League baseball
Laudner was the Southern League MVP in 1981, hitting .284 with 42 HR (the Southern League Record) at Orlando to earn a September promotion to the Twins. He was the Twins starting catcher in 1982, then shared the job with Dave Engle and Mark Salas until 1987 when he became the starter once again. A strong right-handed batter, Laudner made the AL All-Star Team in 1988 with a .251 average and 13 HR and doubled in his only at bat in the All-Star Game.
Tim currently works as a baseball analyst for Fox Sports North and as a coach for Minnesota Twins All-Star Baseball Fantasy Camp.